Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest at Penn’s Landing opens November 25, 2022 – NBC10 Philadelphia

What there is to know

  • Ice skating, carnival games, food and even a Ferris wheel await visitors to the Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest.
  • The fun begins at Penn’s Landing on Black Friday, November 25, 2022.
  • Put on an ugly sweater to celebrate opening weekend (November 25-27) and you could win a prize.

Ice skating and family fun are back at Penn’s Landing as Philadelphians can get into the holiday spirit ahead of winter.

What does Blue Cross RiverRink’s 2022-23 season have in store for us?

Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest opens Friday, November 25, 2022.

In its 29th season, visitors can enjoy “Philadelphia’s only National Hockey League-sized outdoor rink with stunning waterfront views, all the way to the illuminated 60-foot holiday Ferris wheel ; thousands of twinkling lights; a 37-foot holiday tree; s’mores kits to buy to cook around the fire pits; festive, heated cabins; the return of the indoor pavilion and everyone’s favorite food and drink said the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation.

Ice skating tickets are $5 if you have skate and $12 if you need to rent. Independence Blue Cross cardholders receive free admission to skating for themselves and up to three guests. You don’t need to get tickets in advance, but reservations are recommended.

There is a lot more to do than just skating.

“This year’s park promises a winter wonderland for comfortable and safe gatherings indoors, outdoors and more,” DWRC said.

Winterfest runs until March 5, 2023.

Got an ugly sweater?

To celebrate the new skating season, DWRC is hosting an Ugly Sweater contest:

“To set the tone for the season of going all out and reviving traditions old and new, the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation is hosting a weekend ugly sweater contest,” the DWRC wrote in a statement. Press. “Opening weekend festivities will include a prize wheel with giveaways and a special ugly sweater-themed cocktail party. There will also be a selfie photo station to capture those ugly sweater looks for guests to share. on social media using the hashtag #RiverRinkUglySweater Winners of the Ugly Sweater Contest will be chosen and announced throughout the weekend on the Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest social media accounts and will win a grand prize including skating tickets on ice cream and other fun surprises.

Click here for full opening weekend details.

Wondering how to get there?

A new path makes it easier to get to Winterfest from Columbus Boulevard between Market and Chestnut streets:

“There’s excitement in the air in Philadelphia, and we’re thrilled to bring that into our favorite traditions at Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest,” said Joe Forkin, President of DRWC. “This will also be the first season of the Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest where visitors can enjoy the Delaware River Trail and all new ways to access the fun and beautiful views.”

Looking to hit the RiverRink (or other seasonal hotspots) this weekend? SEPTA covers passengers.

Also plan to visit Winterfest on December 2 for the Christmas tree lighting with personalities from NBC10. The festivities begin at 6 p.m. and the tree-lighting special airs on NBC10 at 7:30 p.m.

NBC10 and Telemundo 62 are among the Winterfest sponsors.

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